Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Q&A: On Keeping Custody of the Eyes, Avoiding the Occasion of Sin, Sexual Ethics, Mortification and Loving God etc.

Hi Jerome,
Just wanted to say thanks for the... essay on keeping custody of the eyes - how many souls are endangered by the hyper-sexualised society we sadly find ourselves living in nowadays?
Also, thank you for affirming - as I truly believe (but sadly few agree) that the marital act can only be used lawfully for the purpose of procreation and not for recreation. I believe this is engraved in the heart of all Christians - but sadly most refuse to acknowledge the truth. Our Lord, Our Lady and the beloved disciple lived their entire lives in total chastity - what greater example do we require to prove how highly God esteems this blessed virtue?

Answer: Hi, concerning the article on "Custody of the Eyes", it is adviced that you read it in its entirety if you have not already done so:

I hope you also have implemented the extensions listed and that you do not surf the internet with images enabled, and that you have youtube videos blocked etc. so that the screen can only be seen (without the movable images) and only the audio heard. It is important to make these implementations, but from experience, most people will not do so due to their evil attachment to images.
If you surf the internet causally with images enabled (such as various websites), or watch movable media such as television or movies or youtube, then you have not actually made any of the changes that was noted as necessary for salvation in order to avoid this occasion of sin(I am not accusing you of anything... I am just making sure whether or not you are a wise man; that you care for your soul and do not expose it to spiritual ruin as most fools do today, even those calling themselves Traditional Catholics who are totally addicted to watching even more secular and dangerous media, movies and tv series.)

Pope Innocent XI, Various Errors on Moral Matters #61, March 4, 1679: “He can sometimes be absolved, who remains in a proximate occasion of sinning, which he can and does not wish to omit, but rather directly and professedly seeks or enters into.” – Condemned statement by Pope Innocent XI.

Since the Church condemns putting oneself in the deliberate occasion of sinning as a mortal sin (by being unable to receive a valid absolution), and the internet and media is full of immodesties and occasions of sinnings, this obviously means something must be done about it and that one cannot keep exposing oneself to this danger without making some changes.

Again, see the article for all the solutions:

Concerning your question on the damage done to souls by immodesty, this can only be fully known to God; but I think it is true to say that every man and woman that have ever get exposed to it (the immodesty), have been negatively effected. Most people have evidently fallen into some sin because of it, such as sins of lust in deed or thought, and immodest dress; and also by approving it (i.e., not condemning it), as can be seen in many apostate Vatican II churches, where so-called Catholic women and girls dress like sluts and the "priests" allowing it and hardly ever saying a word against it.

And yes, sex should be for procreation only since this is most pleasing to God and the best way since it seeks to please Him first and foremost, and not ourselves.

Indeed, God loves purity and holiness so much -- and that one tries to live according the flesh as little as possible -- that He will exalt those in Heaven who practice it in infinite degrees above those who indulge in fleshly pleasures yet manages to save themselves. Also, the more one loves God in this life, the more will one seek His consolations and caresses only: "A person worthy of the Holy Spirit's consolation is one who seeks no other consoler but God." (Words of The Blessed Virgin Mary, in The Revelations of Saint Bridget, Book 2, Chapter 22) That is why virginity, chastity, continence and widowhood is above and greater than the marriage state and sexual relations - and why mortifications and penances and seeking consolations only from God is of infinitely greater worth than seeking consolations and indulging in fleshly pleasures of the world and flesh.




It is not wrong or a sin to seek other consolations than God since we are weak human beings, but if we always prefer our own comforts from the world, we are missing out to find any true comfort from God, since this is only given those who fervently seek Him.
Monasteries and convents are usually called "lax" when they have fallen away from their first rule and started to give themselves lots of "comforts" contrary to the original, more severe rule, and not a few monastics have ended up in Hell in the end because of it -- as one can read in Sr. Josefa Menendez description of Hell -- since constantly pleasing the flesh leads the spirit further away from God towards self and sin. The same applies to worldlings:

"Today, I saw a vast number of people fall into the fiery pit . . . they seemed to be worldlings and a demon cried vociferously: 'The world is ripe for me . . . I know that the best way to get hold of souls is to rouse their desire for enjoyment . . . Put me first . . . me before the rest . . . no humility for me! but let me enjoy myself . . . This sort of thing assures victory to me . . . and they tumble headlong into hell.' " (Sr. Josefa Menendez, October 4, 1923)

Since seeking consolation from God rather than the flesh and the world means greater intimacy with Him even in this life, this obviously means that having "fun" here on earth thus means to have lesser glory and intimacy with God in the next life - and of more easily being damned by becoming negligent in the spirit. That is why suffering and mortification is the way of the saints, but since this is hard for the flesh, most people shun it (and I my self struggle! although, I force my self to move forward as detailed in this post https://against-all-heresies-and-errors.blogspot.com/2017/09/valid-confession-question-with-follow-up-on-avoiding-occasion-of-sin-and-penance.html).



Earlier E-mail Conversation & Questions and Answers

Dear Jerome...
I was wondering whether you might be able to recommend me a traditional Catechism, as the Geoffrey Chapman 'Popular and Definitive Edition' (Editio Typica) which I own is evidently aimed at a modern readership and is a good deal less than satisfactory.
Grateful thanks for your consideration, and thank you again for the blog...

Answer: 1. The Catechism of Trent and Penny Catechism, both available online, are better sources for learning the Catholic faith:

Catechism of Trent


Penny Catechism


They can also be bought online:


2. The "Geoffrey Chapman Catechism" seem to be a Vatican II Catechism. Are you aware of that Vatican II is a departure from Catholic teaching and that the Vatican II sect and its antipopes are not real popes?

See these important and related articles:


There's only one Catholic Church.  The Vatican II sect is not the Catholic Church, and Francis is not the pope.  That's covered in the material.  To be a true Catholic you must be a traditional Catholic.  One must not go to the New Mass.  It must be avoided under pain of grave sin.  There's no obligation to attend Mass in this situation, and those who have no non-heretical Traditional Catholic Church and Mass should stay at home on Sundays and become convinced on the issues.  One must reach the point where one is committed never to attend the New Mass again, rejects the Vatican II sect and its antipopes as non-Catholic, believes in Outside the Church There is No Salvation without exception (no “baptism of desire”, no salvation for those “invincibly ignorant” of the Catholic faith), rejects NFP, won’t support any heretical priests, etc.  We also recommend that you pray 15 decades of the Rosary each day and the Hail Mary frequently.


3. If you like the blog, check out the following relevant and important articles and information also:

If you want to be a saint and glorify God as much as possible and become holy and pleasing to God, first and foremost you must get a good prayer life and do your ordinary tasks even better. That can be done easily. Please consult the following important articles, books/audio books/booklets on this very topic:


Please consult these articles above, they are very good and important for the advancement of your soul.

And go through this blog for all the important posts on prayer and other topics concerning the salvation of our souls:

Also, please read these heavenly revelations, since they are one of the most important books today to read in order to break free from the world and start to love and fear God:

Also see:

1. The Great Apostasy and a counterfeit Church predicted in the New Testament and in Catholic Prophecy:

Also see these articles that deals more in depth with the Vatican II apostasy and the apostate antipope Francis:

An Antipope Francis video can be downloaded for free:

Also, one of the most important things you can read on the website is the following section from the Spiritual Info article:

I hope you look into the material...

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